Conversations started with potential friends are color coded as green as opposed to yellow for dates.
As the feature was rolled out, Bumble also announced that it would eventually release a dual-profile feature allowing users to curate a profile for dating or friendship.
Bumble Boost costs £3.99/.99 USD a month and adds Beeline, a list of users who have liked the user, Rematch, which keeps expired matches in a users queue for 24 additional hours, and Busy Bee, which allows users unlimited 24-hour extensions for matches.
Wolfe shared in an interview with Vanity Fair the concept behind the app: "If you look at where we are in the current heteronormative rules surrounding dating, the unwritten rule puts the woman a peg under the man—the man feels the pressure to go first in a conversation, and the woman feels pressure to sit on her hands...
Features include the ability to favorite conversations, to sort conversations, to send photo messages, and to swipe, which allows users to "like" potential matches by swiping right and to swipe left to continue on their search.
Bumble released a "backtrack" feature in 2015 that allows users to undo accidental left swipes by shaking their phones.
After switching into the mode the app replaces potential dates with people of the users same sex who are also looking for friends.
BFF mode uses the same swipe right or left platform as the apps dating mode and requires that a conversation is started within 24 hours of matching with a potential friend.
As part of the update, if a user is messaged after matching with a potential partner and doesn't respond within 24 hours the match disappears.Bumble launched a photo verification tool in September 2016 to ensure that users of the app were the same people in their profile pictures.To be verified, users are asked to submit a selfie of them performing a specific pose, the picture is reviewed by a real person who ensures the user is the person in the profile pictures.There is a 24 hour time frame on matches in which a conversation must be started or else the match disappears.In March 2016, Bumble released BFF mode as a way for users to find platonic friends.Before the update, men were allowed unlimited time to respond to a message from women which the company viewed as an uneven playing field.